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NiGHTS HD (2012 Release)

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Jason, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Willie

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    I feel like I probably would love this game if it weren't for the weird control flaws. It's a shame more care wasn't put into the final product, especially with the horrible state the controls were in when it first released on XBLA/PSN with only eight directional controls.
     
  2. Lobotomy

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    Well, who wants to try their hand at cracking this bad boy open?
     
  3. Machenstein

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    I've been waiting to see mods for this game. I'd love to fly around the world of Nightopia as Puffy.
     
  4. Sonikko

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    Sorry for the bump but I have some questions.
    How does this version compare to the Saturn release?
    Have the controls been fixed on PC?
    Would it potentially be better to emulate the original game?
     
  5. MiSHiKiS

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    Its HD, its the PS2 port, the control issue is fixed although its not 1-1 from what I've heard, its got a small amount of audio issues, like some slight desync, but it looks nice, and it has Christmas NiGHTS (granted its incomplete)

    Personally, Id recommend HD, specifically for the sake of supporting a near-flatlining IP, but the authentic one emulated is just as good, if not better, in my opinion.
     
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    Oh wow, the PC version finally has full analog control! This makes it worth really playing again.
     
  8. Willie

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    This news is the highlight of my day. I'm shocked a modder fixed my biggest problems with the game.
     
  9. Shaddy the guy

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    Holy shit!?
     
  10. BenoitRen

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    Why are you shocked? This is how it usually goes these days as companies can't be bothered.
     
  11. Mookey

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    These days? I mean just look at the original shape SADX PC was in; NiGHTS was in comparably good shape compared to that, if these few updates alone massively improve it (though I'd like to see a few more QoL improvements like the timing on the Wizeman intro or the missing Christmas NiGHTS bonuses, but that would all take a lot more work then a few edits).
     
  12. Chimpo

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    It took 10 years for someone to bother modding this game. I would qualify that as shocking.
     
  13. Willie

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    ^

    Previously, my last post in this thread was from March 1st, 2014 where I complain about the control issues. I am genuinely shocked that over a decade later, this game finally got fixed with mods.
     
  14. Yuzu

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    Holy crap, NiGHTS HD getting fixed is huge, glad it happened.
     
  15. Sai Start Marker

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    Waiting for this dude to get to the lack of correct lighting in Gillwing's arena. Fingers crossed etc.

    EDIT: And five days later...

    https://gamebanana.com/mods/455706

    Colon D is doing the Lord's work.
     
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  16. Ayu Tsukimiya

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    Are the analogue controls the same as the Saturn version now, or just heavily improved?

    Either way, it amazes me how so many iffy ports can be fixed by just one or two fans with the know-how and the time to spare figuring it out.
    I think the only major things left are the model tinting and the messed up timing of the in-game cutscenes (the music not fading before each boss, the moment they explode at the end being too early, the Wizeman fight, etc.)
     
  17. Shaddy the guy

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    Also the character FMVs, right? Like, the intro for each character is supposed to play when you select them? Because it doesn't, at least not for me. I was really confused my first time until I checked the museum screen and found a bunch of
     
  18. JaxTH

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    Jack shit.
    No.
     
  19. Kobz

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  20. Shaddy the guy

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    Oh. Well that's dumb. Why did they make the game like that.